Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - December 10, 2019
December 10, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #31

Invitation for Bid No. 19-R071409CD for Rental of Mobile Dewatering Plant


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Contact: Chris Daley, Financial Management Department, Procurement Division, Ext. 3048

Presenters: Kathryn Quilty, Water Plant Superintendent, Ext. 5005, and Katherine Gilmore, Water Division Manager, Utilities Department, Ext. 5473

Action Requested
Authorization to award a three year Agreement for Rental of Mobile Dewatering Plant to Vapor Industries, LLC, Synagro South, LLC, and Biosolids Distribution Service, LLC, for a not-to-exceed aggregate total amount of $3,000,000.00 for the Agreement term.

Authorization for the County Administrator, or designee, to execute the Agreements.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Manatee County Code of Laws

Background Discussion
The work under the Agreement is on an as-needed basis and includes the provision of all necessary labor, materials, equipment, and transportation to provide rental dewatering equipment with operators to aid in the dewatering of the alum sludge at the Manatee County Water Treatment Plant. 

On October 28, 2019, the County issued IFB No. 19-R0714099CD for Rental of Mobile Dewatering Plant. Six responsive and responsible bids were received for consideration per the attached tabulation.

Procurement and the Utilities Department recommend award to three lowest responsible bidders:
  1. Vapor Industries LLC - for Belt Filter Press with Operator;
  2. Synagro South, LLC - for Centrifuge with Operator;
  3. Biosolids Distribution Service - for Screw Press with Operator.
Award to three firms is requested so that County staff has the option to utilize any or all the three methods available (belt filter press, centrifuge, or screw press) to analyze which method will provide the most cost efficient dewatering process for the Water Treatment Plant operations. The County will utilize the data obtained from this Agreement when considering alternatives for a possible permanent dewatering system.

The Agreement presented is for an initial term of three years with two, one-year renewal options, not to exceed a total of five years.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Original to Board Records

Copies to:

Kathryn Quilty (kathryn.quilty@mymanatee.org), Utilities Department

Chris Daley (chris.daley@mymanatee.org), Financial Management Department

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Utility Rates in Account 4010009400-544000

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  19-R071409CD- Vapor Industries Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  19-R071409CD- Synagro South Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  19-R071409CD- Biosolids Distribution Services Agreement.pdf